Public Tours

Minneapolis Landmark  Bus Tour
Minneapolis Landmark Bus TourJoin us for an unforgettable experience touring some of the most distinctive local sights and spots in Minneapolis. Learn More
The Prince Legacy Tour
The Prince Legacy TourJoin us on an experience to celebrate all the sights and places that Prince frequented and enjoyed-inlcuding Paisley Park! Learn More
Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour
Minneapolis Riverfront Walking TourJoin on us this walking tour through the historical Mill District neighborhood and NE Minneapolis along the riverfront.Learn More
Festive Holiday Lights Tour
Festive Holiday Lights TourTreat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing twinkling lights, ride in style in our warm heated coach bus, enjoy holiday music and nibble on holiday treats.Learn More
Minneapolis Landmark Tour

MINNEAPOLIS LANDMARK BUS TOUR

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Featuring not only the sights, but also the sounds of Minneapolis (in a very unique way which only Experience the Twin Cities can present), join us for an unforgettable experience touring distinctive landmarks from Minneapolis' past, present and exciting future. From world-famous murals to the largest river in the United States, you'll see why Minneapolis is known as "the City by Nature." A relaxing 90-minute bus ride, our Minneapolis Landmark Bus Tour is excellent for visitors, locals and families alike!

Tour Operates

  • 8:30am and 10:30am Thursday (May-October) 
  • 8:30am and 10:30am Friday (May-October) 
  • 8:30am and 10:30am Saturday (year around) 
  • 8:30 and 10:30am Sunday (May-October) 

Sights

  • Mississippi Riverfront
  • Sculpture Garden
  • Walker Art Museum
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St. Anthony Falls
  • Basilica of St. Mary
  • Mary Tyler Moore Statue
  • Nicollet Island
  • Iconic buildings - IDS & Foshay
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Mill City Museum
  • Prince landmarks
  • Bob Dylan Mural
  • Sports stadiums - USBank, Target Field and Target Center
  • Much more!

What's Included

  • Fun and knowledgeable tour guide 
  • Convenient pick up and drop off location
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation in our incredibly fun Open Air Bus or our brand new Enclosed Coach (based on time of year and overall availability) 

Pricing

$38

Pick Up Location

Starting location begins at Minneapolis Visitors Information Center - 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking

Tour Policies

Booking Policy: Tours must have a minimum of 4 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are not achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.  

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger then 12 people, please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.

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The Prince Legacy Tour: Sights & Sounds of Minneapolis 

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Join us as we honor the life of Prince - one of the greatest musical legends to emerge out of the Twin Cities! Offered on special commemorative dates (or by private booking), this exciting bus tour will take you to all the important sites that played a role in creating the rock icon Prince eventually became. From important places of his youth to some of the venues he performed in, you’ll gain a better understanding of why Prince chose to remain in the Twin Cities after becoming a mega-star. This 3-hour bus tour will allow you to experience the same places Prince did, and is a must-see for any serious Prince fan! Option available to add on a tour of Paisley Park at an additional cost, based on availability. This tour does not include an inside visit to Paisley Park.

Tour Operates

  • 10am - 1pm April 20 & June 8
  • Other dates and times by private booking

Sights

  • First Avenue Night Club (Purple Rain Movie) 
  • Childhood home 
  • Purple Rain House 
  • Downtown Minneapolis 
  • Schmitt Music Mural 
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Electric Fetus
  • Underground Graffiti Tunnel 
  • Prince Mural
  • Paisley Park (Outside Only, Inside Tour sold separately) 

What's Included

  • Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will show you a great time and help you celebrate the life of The Purple One
  • Convenient pick up and drop off location
  • Professional driver
  • Transportation in our Enclosed Coach

Price

  • $80 per person

Pick Up Location

Minneapolis Visitors Information Center located at 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking

Tour Policies

Booking Policy: Tours must have a minimum of 4 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are not achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.  

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger then 12 people? Please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.

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Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour

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Hey history buffs, this tour is for you! This one-hour walking tour will introduce you to the history, landmarks and architecture of Minneapolis - from the oldest street in the city to the only waterfall on the Mississippi River! You'll also learn how current city leaders are actively reclaiming Minneapolis' past to create an exciting future.

Tour Operates

  • 9:30am Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Sights

  • Minneapolis' Mississippi Riverfront
  • Stone Arch Bridge
  • St. Anthony Water Falls
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Mill City Museum
  • Oldest Street in Minneapolis
  • Saint Anthony Main 

What's included 

  • Fun and knowledgeable tour guide that will share their knowledge and passion with you 
  • Convenient meet and greet location 

Price

  • $28 per person

Starting Location

On the corner of SE Main Street & Merriam Street, map below uses Nicollet Island Inn as a reference/does not reflect exact location

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Multiple parking ramps are available right in the area or choose metered parking

Tour Policies

Booking Policy: Tours must have a minimum of 4 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are not achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.  

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger then 12 people, please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.

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FESTIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

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Treat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing beautiful light displays on this 2-hour tour! Your expert guide will escort you to your warm, heated coach bus where you’ll ride in comfort while viewing twinkling lights and nibbling on holiday candy canes. We’ll have music, we’ll have games, we’ll have fun for the whole family! We may even have an ugly sweater or two! (Feel free to wear your own! We know you have one!) The brightly decorated streets of the Twin Cities are sure to get you in the spirit of the season – so please join us for some festive fun!

Tour Operates Seasonally in December

Fridays 7:30pm

Saturdays 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Sundays 5:00pm and 7:30pm

What's Included

  • Holiday lights - of course!
  • Holiday music
  • Games and holiday stories that are fun for the whole family
  • Candy canes

Pricing

Adult $35

17 and under $30

Pick Up Location

Mall of America with free parking.

The bus pickup/drop-off is located at the north side of Mall of America at the new North Entrance with convenient access from American Boulevard.  This is located in the Mall parking lot that is east of IKEA and north of Lindau Lane. 

Tour Policies

Booking Policy: Tours must have a minimum of 10 people booked for tour to operate.  You will receive notice the day before the tour if minimums are not achieved. If minimums are not met, tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled for a different tour date.  

Cancellation Policy: Since this is a high demand tour, all tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine.

Looking for a private tour, wanting to celebrate an occasion or have a group larger then 12 people, please check out our private tour packages and CONTACT US to arrange for a private tour.